CHATSWORTH has been rated Britain’s favourite stately home in a report on the country’s leading historic attractions.
The survey, by members of the consumers’ organisation, Which?, covered the best-loved and visually stunning structures across the country including castles, palaces, cathedrals and government buildings.
Chatsworth was Britain’s best stately home and was fourth overall among historic attractions behind Stirling Castle in first place, with the Houses of Parliament and Gloucester Cathedral in joint second place.
Which? highlighted its vast collection of art, the recent restoration and “well-informed guides” at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Chatsworth staged its country fair, the biggest event of its kind in England, last weekend.
Despite a slightly soggy showground, the downpours which have marred the summer were kept at bay, and the sun even came out.
Chatsworth holds its autumn plant fair on Sunday.